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James Presley Ball, "Black Woman with Two Mulatto Children" daguerreotype, c. 1855.

Ball, James Presley:

(1825-1905) James P. Ball was an African American photographer who was active in Cincinnati, OH in the 1840s-60s. He had a gallery called the Great Daguerrean Gallery of the West. He featured other African American artists works including the painter Robert S. Duncanson.

Source: Patton, Sharon F. Afrcican-American Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 73.